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Served by the best and most experienced in our mentor pool, SDSI Master's is our highly confidential, executive mentoring program for established businesses looking to amplify growth, pivot or solve complex business issues through sharing experience and skill.

This program is completely customized to each business situation.  Whether it's an outsource advisory board or the perspective of a high level advisor, the top strategic minds from Southern California's SAL industry will work with you to ramp up growth or move past a plateau.  

If you're interested in this program, please contact SDSI's executive director Bob Rief.


Who is this program for?

·   This program is for established businesses in the Sport, Active Lifestyle and Healthy Living Space who meet the below criteria: 

  • $2+M in revenue
  • Established business plan
  • Realistic 5-year financial forecast and demonstrated Financial acumen
  • 1-2 specific business challenges/opportunities that can be identified as the primary focus for the mentoring program.
  • Coachable and open to new ideas and feedback
  • Program acceptance also subject to availability of SDSI Mentor(s) with experience relevant to the company’s challenges/opportunities identified above

How Does This Program Work?

Contact Us

Since this program is fully tailored to each business, the first step is to get in touch with us and let us know you're interested.  

Highly Confidential

Before you provide any details, we'll enter into an Non-Disclosure Agreement, ensuring that any issue or challenge you bring to SDSI, doesn't not leave the program.

Meet and Repeat

Based on the challenge your facing and level of disclosure, we will create a program that suits your needs.  This may include presenting to our board of directors for input, one one one peer mentoring or small group mentoring.  Timing, frequency and method is determined by the team involved.


Meet the Master Business Advisors

Beaver Theodosakis

Founder of prAna, Co-Founder of Spy Optics

Bryan Pate

CEO, ElliptiGO Inc.

Dana Shertz

Principal at Contineo Ventures

John Sarkisian 

Founder and Vice Chairman SKLZ

 Michael Irwin

Founder Bottle Rocket Advisors